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Sienko Attends NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium

sienkoME Assistant Professor Kathleen Sienko was invited to participate as one of 53 innovative early-career educators in the second Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium. The symposium was hosted by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the participants were nominated by fellow engineers or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants from around the country.

Held from December 13-16 in Irvine, CA, the symposium's goal was to recognize and promote effective engineering pedagogical practices through discussion within the emerging generation of educators. The program also stressed the importance of students learning engineering basics and following new technology, enabling them to be successful in their careers.

"The Frontiers of Engineering Education program creates a unique venue for engineering faculty members to share and explore interesting and effective innovations in teaching and learning," said NAE President Charles M. Vest. "We intend for FOEE to become a major force in identifying, recognizing, and promulgating advances and innovations in order to build a strong intellectual infrastructure and commitment to 21st-century engineering education."

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